President of China Xi Jinping openly praised blockchain technology during a speech May 28, as the technology continues to cement itself in the country’s future plans.
Speaking at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ nineteenth annual conference in Beijing, Xi included blockchain as an example of a “new generation” of technologies delivering “breakthroughs.”
“Since the 21st century began, global scientific and technological innovation has entered an unprecedented period of intensive activity. A new round of scientific and technological revolutions and industrial changes is reconstructing the global innovation map and reshaping the global economic structure,” he said, continuing:
“The new generation of information technology represented by artificial intelligence, quantum information, mobile communication, internet of things, and blockchain is accelerating breakthroughs in its range of applications.”